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Nutritional status of institutionalised elderly in an old age home in Mysore city: dietary habits and food and nutrient intakes.

Sumathi, A. and Malleshi, N. G. and Venkat Rao, S. (1999) Nutritional status of institutionalised elderly in an old age home in Mysore city: dietary habits and food and nutrient intakes. Nutrition Research, 19 (10). 1459-1469, 13 ref..

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Abstract

Results of a food intake survey are presented which was carried out at a home for old people in Mysore City, India, for 2 groups of subjects (aged 60-74 and <greater than or equal to>75 yr). The subjects' staple food was rice followed by wheat, whereas consumption of milk, visible fat and vegetables was limited. Men tended to consume more meat, sweet foods and oily and fried foods than did women. Diets of both age groups were found to be ill-balanced with deficiencies noted for energy, protein, fat, folic acid, vitamin B12 and a number of minerals including Fe, Mg, Cu and Zn. Possible means of improving dietary intake by the institutionalized elderly are considered.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: DIET-; NUTRIENTS-; POPULATION-GROUPS; ELDERLY-; INDIA-; INSTITUTIONS-
Subjects: 600 Technology > 01 Medical sciences > 13 Nutrition-Human
600 Technology > 01 Medical sciences > 08 Gerontology
Divisions: Grain Science and Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2012 08:59
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2012 08:59
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/7688

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